The ruling CPP congress decides to appoint Prime Minister Hun Sen as candidate for prime minister position for next term, and adhering to the prinicples of strengthening the alliance with royalalist FUNCINPEC party with Prince Ranariddh as leader, for political stability.
The CPP congress decided unanimously to choose Mr. Hun Sen, CPP vice president, as a factor for the ten-year victory and the future of the alliance.
FUNCINPEC party welcomes this decision saying the CPP's goals are the same as the FUNCINPEC's goals.
Acting Sam Rainsy party's (SRP) acting president Kong Korm says that this decision is an advantage to the opposition party, and that he is not surprised. On the contrary the SRP forms an alliance with the Cambodian people who want to see prosperity but instead they have the same leadership, lawlessness, land grabbing, etc.